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Nov 10, 2012 6:30pm EST
is finally over in florida. more than a decadeik after bus versus gore, a lot of folks are wondering what's the matter with the sunshine state. >>> power struggle. nearly two weeks since the superstorm, tensions boil over as hundreds of thousands remain without power. >>> day of honor for the brave young girl who inspired millions with her message of empowerment. a worldwide show of support for malala. >>> and less sons from lincoln. >> by the people, for the people. >> reporter: as the 16th president hits the big screen. >>> good evening. we have learned a great deal more today about what led to yesterday's abrupt resignation of cia director david petraeus. the highly decorated retired general and former war commander stepped down after admitting to an extramarital affair exposed during the course of an fbi investigation. tonight we have learned petraeus was not at all the subject of the probe, but rather it was his biographer paula broadwell who came to the attention of investigators leading to the unexpected discovery. law enforcement and multiple u.s. officials tell nbc
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Nov 7, 2012 5:00am EST
won narrowly. >> florida is actually considered too close to call. although more than 97% of the precincts are reporting, and president obama does have a lead in that state. the only state that obama lost this year but won in 2008 were indiana and north carolina. still, the swing state sweep gave obama a huge advantage, with experts calling the race in obama's favor once the votes for ohio came in around 11:30 last night. supporters joined both candidates as the votes came in last night with mitt romney's supporters in massachusetts and obama's supporters in chicago. >> that's where tracie potts is back with a look back on what ended up not being such a long night. >> reporter: we weren't even sure we'd have an answer for you this morning. they were major states outstanding early this morning when it was declared that president obama had the 270 electoral votes needed to win this very close race. a burst of emotion at the obama victory party in chicago the moment the race was called. and early this morning celebrations around the country from new york to los angeles and the white
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Nov 6, 2012 11:00pm EST
tonight over virginia and florida but they like the signs they are seeing everywhere else. >> what do you think of what you're hearing so far. >> i'm really excited about it. i'm not surprised. i think obama is going to take  it. >> who do you think it means for the country tomorw, for the next four years? >> i think we can really move on. we need to move on. i think this penlt-up demand to move on no matter what and i really hope that the lawyers don't have to go in hyperdrive and we can come together and do what we need to do and that is, move on and be the united states of america. >> this is the night they have been waiting for and working for, they are celebrating tonight and very hopeful for another four years. we're live at the howard theater, back to you. >> tonight at 11:00 another term or another president? record turnout at precincts across our area today. in virginia some waited for three hours after the polls had closed to kass their ballots. >>> good evening, everyone, i'm >> good evening. we begin w doreen gentzler 11:00. polls have closed on the west coast. five mo
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Nov 7, 2012 7:00pm EST
look at places like florida's osceola county, bush won it. but a growing number of constituency now helped obama there. >> you go out and disrespect the hispanic community like that, you think we don't notice that? >> reporter: in florida alone, the hispanic population has grown since 2008. but among them, republicans are perceived as tone deaf on critical topics, immigration reform. >> well, the answer is people decide they can do better by going home because they can't find work here. >> reporter: the words matter. >> even though barack obama has deported more undocumented people in the history of the united states, it is the words that are used. self-deportation, i think, was really, really hurtful. >> reporter: republicans must think about how to balance their core ideas against this shifting demographic landscape. >> republicans, at least at the national level want to win elections. and along this path, they can't win national elections. there will be a debate, then, on how you react to that. but i think that assumption is going to be broadly shared in the party. >> reporter: t
NBC
Nov 10, 2012 11:00pm EST
now we know officially that president obama won the state of florida in tuesday's presidential election. florida didn't finish counting its absentee or provisional ballots until today. after record turnout with more than eight million ballots cast, the president beat mitt romney by about 74,000 votes. it's a big enough margin to avoid an automatic recount. the president won every swing state according to nbc news, except north carolina. >>> some residents along the new jersey coast got to return home today. residents of long beach island were allowed back for good. residents of seaside heights were escorted in by bus for just a few hours. they were allowed to grab whatever they could or whatever wasn't destroyed by superstorm sandy almost two weeks ago. it is still unclear when they will be allowed back to stay. >> can't do anything to my house until i'm allowed to come back. and mold will set in, and -- more damage could occur. if i'm not allowed to come back here for six months to rebuild, you might as well tear my house down. >> more than 4,000 new jersey residents are still
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Nov 6, 2012 4:00am EST
ohio, nearly 1.8 million absentee ballots have already been cast. that's up from 2008. in florida nearly 4 point. >> petros: 5 million peop-- 4.5 million people have voted. president obama voted early this year. he'll do some swing state interviews and then play in his traditional election day basketball game and then wait in chicago. mr. romney has added two last-minute campaign stops in ohio. paul ryan will vote and join him in boston. joe biden will vote in delaware before joining him in chicago. tracie pots has the details on the final frantic day of campaigning. tracie, good morning to you. >> reporter: hey, good morning. it may be a frantic day of voting too. this is one of the many polling places soon to open in ohio. take a look at the cincinnati inquirer. the headline, it's all up to us. ohio at the center of the political universe. while this state may, in fact, be important, it wasn't the first to vote. for the first time ever and with its lowest turnout in almost 50 years, a tie this morning in tiny dixville, notch. just after midnight they cast 5 votes for president o
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Nov 5, 2012 7:00pm EST
. well, mitt romney, his fastest way to 270 is where he went today. florida's 29, virginia's 13, throw in new hampshire's 4. and then, of course, he needs those 18 in ohio he would like to get. and that would get him right at the number, right up there, brian, at 270. so the schedule told you everything. >> and the battle ground state numbers, chuck, tell us more. >> they do tell you more. but there's something else i want to show you about what -- how to watch election night tonight and that is going to be all of the polls that close at the -- before 9:00 tomorrow night. look, it's all on the east coast. and we're going to learn something very quickly. are the southern states too close to call by 9:00, brian, or are we calling them for romney quickly, or are the industrial states going to be called quickly for obama. that will tell us how the night is going. >> chuck todd with something of a viewers' guide to tomorrow night. when we will see him next. chuck todd across democracy plaza from us. and with us here in the studio, moderator of "meet the press," david gregory and andrea mitc
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Nov 14, 2012 4:00am EST
between he and jill kelley of tampa florida, is telling associates that he received an e-mail traced back to paula broadwell, the petraeus biographer. the broadwell e-mail was written under the pseudonym kelley patrol. it described kelley as a, quote, is he duct tres, and warned the general of becoming involved with her. the journal reports that kelley tried to get the fbi to drop the investigation that began with kelley's complaint with harassing e-mails traced back to broadwell. people familiar with the case tell the journal that she became worried about personal information being provided to investigators. meanwhile, the washington post quotes senior law enforcement officials saying the search conducted at broadwell's home monday night marks an interest in how she became interested in classified files. kelley said she had state department status that owe sfigs alls say she did not have. news crews, including nbc, staked out her home. at one point she invoked diplomatic ivileges. >> i am an honorary consul general so i have inviolability. they shouldn't be able to get into my prope
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Nov 8, 2012 11:00pm EST
. >>> virginia tech hosting florida state. the hokies have had a disappointing season, in front of a nationally televised audience hoping to see some beamer ball come back. lane stadium was rocking, tech with a two-touchdown underdog. founch quarter, florida state only up 20-17. handoff, hokies there for the stop. three men tried to get rid of the ball, refs rule a safety. under a minute to go, tech up 22-20, e.j. manuel hits green. green shows some moves and speed, takes it all the way. he's saying, oh, no, he knows eye 39-yard touchdown, florida state wins a thriller. >>> kevin durrant and the thunder visiting the chicago bulls. first quarter, bulls up 22-18. nick collison, making it look so easy. fourth quarter under 30 seconds to go, thunder up two. who else is getting the ball? durant. and top of the key, the fadeaway, you can't defend that. you kooncannot defend the fade-. the thunder win 97-91. even though he's played there for the thunder, we still root for him, local kid. >> he's still ours. >> definitely. >> he's been ours and will be. >> he's goo . >>> witness now a trip to the zoo o
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Nov 5, 2012 4:00am EST
virginia. mr. obama holds a slightly wider lead in florida with support from 49% of likely voters compared to romney's 47. and in all important ohio, our poll shows president obama holds a six-point lead over his republican rival with 51% to romney's 45. nbc's tracy potts is in cincinnati, ohio, with details on the candidates' final frantic day of campaigning. tracy, very good morning to you. >> reporter: veronica, good morning. good morning, everyone. it is going to be a very busy last day of campaigning. it was a busy weekend, especially here in ohio. all four candidates showing up here in various parts of ohio over the weekend. it is becoming very clear that all roads lead through ohio in this important presidential race. let's start with the president who is right here in cincinnati last night where he talked about governor romney and that six-point lead that he has as of now in our poll over governor romney, saying the reason he's not doing very well in ohio is because he opposed the auto industry. a lot of those workers were based here in ohio. governor romney was also in ohio over t
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Nov 5, 2012 2:05am EST
left with the president for a full day of campaigning in new hampshire, florida, ohio, and colorado, i spoke to white house senior adviser david plouffe. welcome back to "meet th press." >> thank you for having me, david. >> the endellible images this week had to do with hurricane sandy and an impact on this race because of the president's time and the images that we saw, meeting with governor christie in new jersey who as we heard gave him high marks touring the storm zone. and of course the images continue to be very, very difficult. but as we look at christie and the president together, was this the october surprise, these political foes, together in leadership, and christie giving the president such high marks? >> well, i don't think so, david. first of all, that's what leaders should do. we've had so many people affected. people lost loved ones. so many people out of power. really struggling. and so i think what's incumbent on leaders no matter where they come from or what political party, they are working together, and that's what you've seen. and it will take a long time to reco
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Nov 5, 2012 6:00am EST
university. the republican presidential nominee will also hold rallies in florida and new hampshire. both candidates are making their closing arguments to voters. >> ultimately, it's up to you. you have the power. you will be shaping the decisions for this country right now in the next two days. >> if the president thinks more government is the answer, no, mr. president, more good jobs, that's the answer. >> that was mitt romney last night in pennsylvania. his campaign hoping somehow wins in the keystone state. he trails the president by 4% in the real clear politics average of recent polls. >> d.c. voters already turning out in record numbers to vote in this election. 52,000 residents voted early this year. that is more than double the number of people who voted early in 2010. when early voting began in d.c., some voters had to wait in long lines, some two hours or more to cast their ballot. remember the news 4 i-team is on voter patrol. if you see a problem when you head to the polls tomorrow, we want to hear from you. call the tip line at 202-885-4444 or e-mail them at tips@news4iteam.
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Nov 5, 2012 11:00pm EST
, and let's say mitt romney wins colorado, new hampshire, and florida. new hampshire, colorado, that leaves three toss-ups. wisconsin, ohio, and the old dominion. so if the candidates split, ohio and wisconsin, neither one of them gets to the 270 electoral votes needed to win without virginia. and the final nbc news wall street journal poll before this election, it shows virginia in a statistic call tie. back to you. >> the following two breaking stories tonight. a commuter train hit and killed a person. no word on what led to the identity of the victim. shuttles have been taking some passengers to their death nations. delays are not expected to have an impact on the commute in the morning. >>> a 75-year-old man was critically injured in an apartment fire. and firefighters found him in the basement of the apartments on generals highway in crownsville. the cause of this fire is still under investigation. >> tonight, a father is facing charges after his 4-year-old child fell on the high-rise apartment window. police charged 30-year-old christopher harley with child neglect. he left his
NBC
Nov 1, 2012 4:30am EDT
shutting down florida avenue both directions, between third street and sixth street. let's head over to 395 southbound. just discovered an accident there. as you make your way past washington boulevard, you'll see the right lane and your left lane blocked by the accident. however, traveling on 50 in maryland, outside the beltway, inside the beltway, a live look. you're nice and clear as you head eastbound and westbound. not seeing if i issues for you. >>> still to come, unbelievable view. the damage sandy is leaving behind still as the flood waters slowly go down. >> and why people in maryland have no problems waiting in this very long line well into the >>> concern is shifting this morning from the jersey shore to one of the state's most well-known towns, hoboken, new jersey. that river side city has turned into a virtual island. the national guard has been called out to help get people out. coming up on 15 before the hour, it could take two days before the water fully recedes there. >> harry has been in hoboken for days and joins us live with the recovery effort there. any imp
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Nov 1, 2012 5:00am EDT
lane is blocked in both directions. over to florida avenue, still seeing that shut down in northeast between 3rd and 6th streets because of fire activity. in prince george's county, nice and clear for you. if you're making your trip on the beltway, montgomery county as well as virginia not seeing any incidents for you. over to you. >>> the time right now is 5:12. ahead, the airport reopening days after sandy that could help you get a flight out of the region. >>> the important thing that police were handing out, coming up. [ earnest ] out of the blue one day, we were told to build a 30-foot stage. gathered the guys and we built that 30-foot stage, not knowing what it was for. just days later, all three shifts were told to assemble in the warehouse. a group of people walked out on that stage and told us that the plant is now closed and all of you are fired... i looked both ways, i looked at the crowd, and...we all just lost our jobs. we don't have an income. mitt romney made over 100 million dollars by shutting down our plant and devastated our lives. turns out that when we built that
NBC
Nov 10, 2012 7:00am EST
president and the ruts in florida remain too close to call. and when it comes to voting, why is the sunshine state still in the dark. and bieberreak up, word that justin bieber and selena gomez may have split. they may bed sad, but many teenager girls are likelyikely screaming with joy. >>> on nbc news, this is "today." with lester holt and erica hill. >> welcome to "today" on a saturday. >> general david petraeus, a four star general, is known for turning around the war in iraq. >> his admission that he had an extramarital affair forcing his resignation at cia director set off shock waves across washington. it was part of an fbi investigation and if t has many wondering if he compromised national security. >> that's not the only big story. president obama and house speaker john boehner appear to be drawing lines in the sand on that looming fiscal cliff. big tax hikes and spending cuts that could take effect at the end of the year if they can't find a compromise. >>> also, it sounds crazy, but apparently it's real. you'll meet some people who are addicted to the internet. >>> and wi
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Nov 4, 2012 6:00pm EST
states. >> florida, in two days, you've got a choice to make. >> reporter: the final nbc news poll before the election shows the candidates are in a dead heat. president obama with a 48% to 47% lead. but the president's handling of hurricane sandy has boosted his approval numbers. >> you don't know what crisis the next president is going to confirm. >> reporter: in ohio, governor romney is six points down. that's forcing him to look to other states like iowa. >> we can do better, a better america, a stronger america is ahead. >> reporter: a day after governor romney stumped in new hampshire -- >> our president, barack obama! >> reporter: the president was there with former president bill clinton. it's a race so tight even four electoral votes could be the margin of victory. the nbc poll shows this is a battle of the sexes. president obama has an eight-point lead with women, governor romney, a seven-point lead with men. on capitol hill, brian mooar, news 4. >> both candidates are spending a lot of time in the battleground state of virginia. today tag and ben romney campaigned in nor
NBC
Nov 9, 2012 5:00am EST
may finally learn today whether president obama or mitt romney won in florida. election voters there are still counting ballots. it appears the president will win the sunshine state. he leads romney by 55,000 votes, and most of the outstanding ballots are from democratic leaning counties. the win would give president obama 323 electoral votes to romney's 206. >>> another george bush is preparing to run for office in texas. george p. bush completed paperwork to run for office in the lone star state. he is the nephew of former president george w. bush and the son of former florida governor jeb bush. it's not clear what office he'll seek. >>> closer to home, terry mcauliffe says he wants another shot at becoming virginia's governor. the former dnc chairman is running again next year. he ran in 2009 but lost the party's nomination to state senator craig daets. lieutenant governor bill bolling and attorney general ken cuccinelli are also seeking the nomination. >>> military jets were called in to escort a plane to dulles international after a pilot declared an emergency moments befo
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Nov 5, 2012 4:00pm EST
columbus later today, he started the day in florida and will end the day in new hampshire. at midday, he made two stops in virginia, including one that just wrapped up at george mason university. steve handelsman is in ohio with the latest. >> reporter: governor mitt romney began his last state push in florida. >> we can begin a better tomorrow, tomorrow, and with the help of the people in florida, that's exactly what's going to happen. >> reporter: a few hours later he was in virginia. >> if you're tired of being tired, then i ask you to vote for change. help us win this. >> reporter: with bruce springsteen, president obama started today in wisconsin. >> you know that i'll fight for you and your families every single day, as hard as i know how. >> reporter: last night colorado, a huge rally. after a shimmy with stevie wonder in cincinnati, ohio. the president urged his backers to vote today. the lines to early voting in ohio have been long. but republicans won a fight to shorten voting hours. mary jenkins was out to get obama backers to the polls. she figured she could make the differen
NBC
Nov 11, 2012 9:00am EST
final votes are in from last week's presidential election. voters from florida, which was the final state to have a winner declared, gave the state to president obama, solidifying his already certain re-election victory. here's how the final electoral map looks. with florida's 29 electoral votes, the president raises his total to 332 over mitt romney's 206. the president defeated romney in the sunshine state by 74,000 votes. unlike some elections past, this time florida was not the state that determined which candidate won. some say the reason it took so long for florida to count those votes was because there wasn't enough time for early voting. >>> the time right now is nine minutes after 9:00. still ahead, crimes of opportunity. the extreme measures some people took to make a quick buck after superstorm sandy. >>> and the thief no one suspected until they played the surveillance video. we'll show it to you. >>> plus, the surprise discovery police made when they arrest whod they thought was a chinese food delivery driver. one of the best stories of the day. >>> you also join us onl
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Nov 9, 2012 6:00am EST
their lives. >>> today the electoral college map may be finally completed. florida expected to announce whether president obama or mitt romney won the sunshine state. things are looking good for the president. he leads romney by 55,000 votes, and most of the outstanding ballots are from democratic leaning counties. a win in florida would give the president 332 electoral votes to mitt romney's 206. >>> new this morning, a search for five teenagers whom d.c. police believe shot a man on buena vista terrace athe d.c.-maryland line. police believe all five teenagers may be armed. officers also found a sweet shirt with a gun magazine in it near the scene. >>> the man accused of attacking an elderly womannside her northwest d.c. home will be in court today. 18-year-old tyrann mcilrath broke into the woman's home, punched her in the head, and took off with her apple computer. she was found by the mailman wednesday afternoon. >> she's a very fine person, and i'm really sorry that anybody would abuse her like that. >> we're told the victim is resting in the hospital. she is expected to
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Nov 6, 2012 6:00pm EST
:00. then i'll >>> there's already some confusion in florida on this election day. voters there got more than 12,000 automatic call saying they have until tomorrow to cast their ballots. it happened in pinelas county. the call were supposed to go out yesterday. the supervisor of elections admitted the calls went out today by mistake, he said. the wife florida's governor, charlie crist, received one of those calls. after realizing the error, new calls went out today clarifying that today is in fact election day. >>>onight we're hearing from the man who says he was attacked by a candidate for d.c.'s advisory neighborhood commission. police arrested grace daughtridge. police say she attacked a man after he appeared to be tampering with one of her signs. he said he knows her. he said he was trying on bring her a sign that had fallen over. >> i used to play football. she did a textbook open field tackle on me. she knock me to the ground and then started with the homophobic slurs. >> she thought you were tampering with her signs but you just picked it up to take it to her? >> yeah. i knew
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Nov 10, 2012 6:00pm EST
result expected. today florida made it official. the sunshine state voted to re-elect president obama. the final electoral map for 2012 looks like this. president obama with 332 electoral votes to mitt romney's 206. the president carried every state he won in 2008 except indiana and north carolina. with a record number of votes cast, florida's secretary of state says president obama only won by about 74,000 votes. that's enough to avoid an automatic recount, though, like the one triggered in 2000's in his first weekly radio address, president obama talked about the upcoming fisk's clifr and urged congress to extend middle class tax cuts right away. >> something we all agree on. the taxes on middle class families should not go up. congress should perm fementally e permanently extend the middle class tax cuts. >> they meet at the white house next week. republicans say they're open to adding revenue to bring down the deficit, but they won't agree to higher tax rates for the wealthy. >>> nice break today from some of the chilly, wet fall weather we've been having lately. we saw 60s today.
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Nov 10, 2012 6:00am EST
it. terps lose a heart breaker, 72-69. hoyas facing the tenth ranked florida gators aboard the u.s.s. baton. forces a turnover. nate with the steal. he looks ahead to porter. porter is automatic. georgetown trailed by four at the half but no second half. condensation on the court forces them to call the game. the game will not count or be made up. to the big boys wizards looking for their first win of the year against the bucks. bradley on the break and he is slamming this one home. 22 points in the game for the rookie. the wizards fall 101-91. big news for nats fans. nl manager of the year candidate davie johnson signs a one-year deal to return as the nats' skipper. he plans to retire at the end of 2013. >>> and don't forget college football. terps kick off against clemson at 3:30. virginia hosts miami at noon. howard takes on georgia southern at 2:00. that's your sports minute. i'm carol maloney. hope your saturday is a good one. >>> let's talk soccer. the d.c. united are on their way to houston and hoping to keep their playoff run alive. the united will take on the houston d
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Nov 5, 2012 11:00am EST
florida and emphasized the importance of the battleground state. >> your work is making a difference. the people of the world are watching. we can begin a better tomorrow tomorrow. with the help of the people in florida, that's exactly what's going to happen. >> ultimately, it's up to you. you have the power. you will be shaping the decisions for this country for decades to come right now. >> ohio and new hampshire will also play host to romney today, as will virginia, including a rally at george mason this afternoon. the commonwealth with mitt romney trailing the president with just 1%. >> how hot is this election? d.c. residents have turned out in record numbers to votes. the board of elections estimates 52,000 residents voted early. more than double the number of people who voted early in 2010 when early voting started in d.c. it was worth the wait for a lot of voters. some had to wait in line at least two hours to cast their ballot. >> and with less than 24 hours to go before marylanders hit the polls, today governor martin o'malley will hit three separate rally. first, the rally supp
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Nov 11, 2012 8:00am EST
fashionably late, florida has finally weighed in on the presidential election. good for florida. the state finished casting its votes on saturday four days after the rest of the country did. president obama got 50% of the vote to mitt romney's 49.13%, a margin of 74,000 votes. the win not only adds to the electoral college, he gets the pressure off florida's back. >>> the bbc's director general has resigned under pressure less than two months after he took the job. he will step down saturday night after a news program wrongly implicated a british politician in a child sex abuse scandal. this followed a bbc decision not to air similar allegations against one of its own stars who police now say was one of britain's worst pedophiles. >>> great britain has been largely silent today. the nation is observing remembrance day, a day set aside to honor the men and women killed during the two world wars and other conflicts. members of the royal family attend add service in london. >>> only in new york can you see a ginormous hello kitty balloon floating down the street and think, no big d
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Nov 1, 2012 4:00am EDT
, governor romney making three campaign stops yesterday. today he'll focus on virginia. in florida he toned down his message. he didn't even mention president obama as he spoke to voters in jacksonville last night and said he was criticizing the administration's record on small business. governor ejeb bush did talk abot the president and talked about some of his failures, as he put it, in office. meantime, we're looking at early voting resumed here in d.c. and maryland, but up in the flood ravaged areas of new jersey and new york as you're well aware, they're looking at a lot of different options to make sure people can actually get out to the polls on tuesday. lynn? >>> tracie pots in washington, tracie, thanks. >>> as we had mentioned, the obama christie meeting has been great. they've delivered biting comments about the other and now they're putting citizens above politics. it is interesting because just a few hours before their meeting former florida governor and romney supporter jeb bush had this to say on the stump. >> do you honestly think that this president is capable of bringing p
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Nov 4, 2012 6:30pm EST
hampshire today. >> let's go get them, new hampshire. >> and then to hollywood, florida. >> are you fired up? >> reporter: mr. obama will travel several thousand miles, stopping in ohio, colorado, wisconsin. today the president enlisted one of the most high profile democrats to fire up voters. former president bill clinton. president obama even borrowing president clinton's campaign song. president clinton slammed romney. >> he's tying himself into knots saying he didn't oppose what he didn't oppose. >> reporter: and obama -- >> we know what change looks like and he ain't it. >> reporter: and president obama confused the former presidents. that ad th that. >> that ad that you have seen that president clinton bankrupted the auto industry so that china could buy it. >> we're in commanding position, but our big challenge new is to make sure that we execute and get our vote out. >> reporter: michelle obama will join the president in iowa for his final event tomorrow night. kristen welker, nbc news, traveling with the president in cincinnati, ohio. >>> meantime tonight mitt romney is bar
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Nov 11, 2012 6:00am EST
votes are in from last week's presidential election. yesterday, florida, which was the final state to have a win declared, went to president obama. here's how the final electoral map looks with florida's 29 electoral votes, the president raises his total to $332 to mitt romney's 206. the president defeated romney by about 74,000 votes in florida. unlike some elections past, this time florida was not the state that determined which candidate won. some say the reason it took so long for florida to count the votes was because there just wasn't enough time for early voting. >> took almost a week. pretty long time. >> they run on their own time out there. their own clock. >> you would know. >>> the time right now is 6:07. coming up, two powerful earthquakes, including one felt in parts of virginia this weekend. >>> construction project on a bridge that could impact your drive. >>> and enjoy the warm weather while it >>> check out this snowfall in utah. several drivers got stuck in the snow. they had to call a tow truck for help. drivers had to use chains on their tires or use their four wh
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Nov 5, 2012 5:00am EST
a narrow lead in the battleground states of florida and ohio. >> thoese campaigns will battle for every last vote in virginia the final hours before election day. mitt romney will make two stops in the commonwealth. he'll stop by lynchburg before heading to george mason university this afternoon. the rally begins at 2:45 at the patriot center. doors open at 12:45. vice president joe pbiden will visit virginia today. he'll make two stops in richmond and sterling. he and his wife will be joined by senators jim webb and mark warner. tim kaine will also be there as well as singer john mellencamp. >>> volunteers are also getting out the vote in the commonwealth. supporters for both candidates are working long hours, making a lot of phone calls, knocking on a lot of doors during the final push. the president's camp said nearly 21,000 volunteers contacted nearly 1 million voters either in person or on the phone on saturday. the romney campaign says they talked to about 2 million voters. >> it's the future of our country for the next four years. what's more important than that? >> i haven
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Nov 8, 2012 4:00pm EST
in florida, washington was counting, 53 days until the fiscal cliff. deep defense cuts and cuts in social service spending, and more ominously, tax hikes on everyone. that could spark a return to recession. says a senator who is bailing out of washington's gridlock. >> anything could serve as a trip wire to igniting another financial crisis. >> reporter: both sides are urging president obama to lead the way to a budget deal that avoids the cliff. after his victory tuesday, he's sure to demand, as part of any agreement to cut spending, a tax hike on the wealthy, says a top obama aide. >> he talked about it in the debate and speeches. balance deficit reduction included some revenues. and he was reelected by -- you know, in a significant way. >> reporter: house speaker republican john boehner seemed to signal he gets that. >> we're willing to accept some additional revenues via tax reform. we're willing to accept new revenue under the right conditions. >> reporter: but anti-tax conservatives are jumping in to clarify and warn the speaker not to buckle. >> boehner's position is exactly
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Nov 7, 2012 7:00am EST
from just one state this morning, florida. if the president wins there, it would mark a sweep of all but one of the battleground states. >> that's right. governor romney won north carolina. in terms of the popular vote, the president holds a narrow lead, nearly 2 million more than governor romney. president obama will return to the white house facing a divided congress once again. republicans maintaining their majority in the house. the democrats actually strengthening their hold on the senate, including elizabeth warren's defeat of incumbent massachusetts senator scott brown. one of the most watched races of the election. one of the most expensive as well. we'll talk to senator-elect warren a little bit later. >> as we've been doing all week, here's the headlines. "usa today" headline, "obama triumphs, midwest the key and political divide remains and in "the columbus dispatch." ohio wins with ohio. the "boston globe" reads "economy kept obama afloat. blocked romney win, and here's a forward thinking headline in "the wisconsin state journal." observers say paul ryan now a front-runne
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Nov 14, 2012 7:00am EST
1:30 eastern time. coming up this morning, more on jill kelley and her life as a florida socialite. >>> now let's get a check of the other top stories this morning from natalie over at the news desk. hey, natalie. >> good morning, willie and savannah. good morning, everyone. yet more trouble for the military this morning as a four-star u.s. general has been demoted for inappropriate behavior on the job. job william kip ward, former head of the u.s. africa command, has been stripped of a star for allegedly spending tens of thousands of dollars on lavish travel and unauthorized expenses. ward will have to repay the government $82,000. >>> another major recall this morning from toyota as the auto giant pulls some 2.7 million cars worldwide. the recall involves faulty steering and a water pump problem on some prius models but no reported accidents have been linked to these issues. just last month toyota had to recall some 7.4 million cars due to a fire risk in the power windows. >>> let's head to wall street struggling over the last few years. cnbc's courtney reagan over at the stock e
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Nov 4, 2012 6:00am EST
. carolina panthers, not florida panthers. sunny breaks, but staying chilly. temperatures in the 40s, so it will be a very december feel to the day today. no rain drops around here. that's good news. a little impulse drifting down to the south today. traveling toward southern and southeastern virginia, back in the clouds. most most of the rain drops should be gone. a couple of systems, cooler air to the north and moisture along the gulf coast. keeping a close eye on the coming days. there will be another chance for a coastal storm to develop as we get toward the wednesday, wednesday night and thursday time frame. feeling milder today, even though it won't be all that much warmer, a little more sun and a lot lis wind will make it for a much more pleasant day to be outside. low pressure number one. off the coastline. clear skies again tonight. a series of fairly cold nights. generally in the 30s and highs only in the 40s to near 50. so there is a december chill out there that will linger in the coming days. still chilly, more sunshine from d.c. northbound to pennsylvania. more clouds f
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Nov 17, 2012 6:00am EST
maryland terapins hosting florida state in college park. it's a noon kickoff, nice and sunny. 50 degrees in college park. want to see your game on tv? send me a note chuck.bell@nbc.com and tell me who is playing, when, and where. i'll put on as many as i can in the 9:00 hour. >>> new this morning one person is dead after a double stabbing at a metro station in northwest d.c. it happened just after 1:00 at woodly park station. police say they found two men stabbed, one in the chest, one in the face. the man with the chest wound died. the knife was found on the metro tracks. police say they have five people in custody. >>> there is a whole new way to get around today in northern virginia. take a live look. the 495 express lanes are open. they opened up around 4:00 this morning and obviously not too much traffic taking advantage right now. that is going to change. they'll get the first true test come monday. >>> with today's opening v dot is hoping you can go to breezing right by backups. before you hop on those lanes we want to make sure you know exactly how they work. two lanes stretch fo
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Nov 5, 2012 7:00am EST
be in florida, ohio, new hampshire and virginia. >> while both men have a number of different ways to reach the 270 electoral votes needed to win, we call that the path to victory, but who has the clearer path this morning? we're going to break it down with nbc's chuck todd. >> and as residents of the northeast move forward with their cleanup from hurricane sandy, we're going to ask the question how will that storm impact voter turnout in parts of the country tomorrow? >> and, of course, sandy still fresh in our minds and our hearts. people still trying to recover an dig out. there's a new storm targeting the region in the coming days. we want to get right to al roker who is on hard-hit stinld with more on that. good morning, al. >> good morning, savannah. house after house, instead of cars in the garage or the driveway, they have boats, and they are planning to get some of these boats out of here starting today, but that may be hampered by an oncoming nor'easter which normally we wouldn't be that worried about, but because of the weakened beaches and infrastructure this could be a
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Nov 16, 2012 2:05am EST
across central and southern florida. it's going to be chilly across the northeast but not looking at any rain at all. in fact around the great lakes upper midwest it's very quiet. a series of storms will be moving into the pacific northwest all the way down into central california. we're talking about rain, wind and mountain snow. you can see the colder air diving in across the rockies here. 41 degrees in minneapolis. that's about it. but warmer air starting to build through the nation's heartland, down across the southern plains. we'll be in the 50s here around new york city. and then by saturday, saturday is still quiet but an area of low pressure will be tracking up the coast off the southeast coast. that will bring large swells, continued swells across the ouncer banks of north carolina where we're already getting some coastal erosion. also impacting rip currents so be aware of that if you're heading out into the water. hopefully not a big time of year for that. rainshowers across northern florida and into central florida. even around orlando. it's still busy in the west. we've g
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Nov 6, 2012 4:00pm EST
when the polls in virginia close. 7:00. 7:30. then 8:00, florida. then they'll know if they've got the votes to win. live from obama, election night headquarters in chicago. i'm steve handelsman, news4. >> a long line of maryland residents who want their voices heard today. some voters at the community center here tell us they've waited more than three hours to cast their ballots. there were some frustrations in the long lines but most of the voters seem to be in good spirits. reports from other precincts said there was a long wait in the morning but the lines seemed to improve as the day wore on. voters in maryland are casting their ballots on several initiatives today including whether to uphold same sex marriage. question 6, as it is known, also permits religious institutions to decide whether they'll perform ceremonies for those couples. if it passes, maryland would be the first state in the country to legalize same sex marriage by voter referendum. maryland voters also weighing in on question 7. it would allow table games at casinos like roulette and poker. the measure would a
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Nov 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
ohio, to pennsylvania, and virginia, and then he sleeps tomorrow night in florida. that's just the next 36 hours. the real priority right now for the romney campaign is trying to drive upturnout for their candidate last night. governor romney was greeted by his largest campaign rally. there were about 30,000 people in ohio, including a lineup of top republican leaders. this is what the campaign referred to as the closing argument over the course of yesterday, effectively indicting president obama's record. he said the president promised change but didn't deliver it. he said he is promising change but has the record to achieve it and he referred to his campaign as a movement. >> it's the depth of our shared conviction, our readiness for new possibilities, the sense that our work is soon to begin. it's made me strive more to be worthy of your support. >> reporter: so now governor romney is going to move across the country. he does have a challenge ahead of him here. while most of the races are tight, one of the critical races is the battleground state of florida. as you see now, gove
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Nov 1, 2012 5:00pm EDT
northeast washington. a fire causes damage and confusion at the wholesale market near florida avenue. mark[ minto ] you know,nue. those ads saying mitt romney would ban all abortions and contraception seemed a bit extreme. so i looked into it. turns out, romney doesn't oppose contraception at all. in fact, he thinks abortion should be an option in cases of rape, incest, or to save a mother's life. this issue's important to me, but i'm more concerned about the debt our children will be left with. i voted for president obama last time, but we just can't afford four more years. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >>> six days in jail, three years probation, that's the sentence federal prosecutors are recommending for former d.c. council quchairman kwame brown. he resigned from the council back in june, you'll recall, and pleaded guilty to bank fraud charges in connection with a $200,000 in personal loans. he could be sentenced up to six months in prison for his crime. prosecutors wrote brown has accepted responsibility for his misconduct and has no prior criminal record. th
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Nov 13, 2012 5:00am EST
base in florida. the general insists he's friends with kelley, but paula broadwell apparently saw her as a romantic rival. the fbi is keeping quiet of a search of broadwell's home. agents searched her home for five hours last night. they left with several boxes. broadwell's relationship with petraeus first came to light when the fbi began investigating jill kelley's claims that broadwell had sent her threatening e-mails. and the fbi is putting together a time line of the investigation to explain to members of congress why they were kept out of the loop until recently. they didn't know about the probe until last tuesday even though it had been going on for months. senate intelligence chair dianne feinstein said she learned about it from the media last week. meantime, she says petraeus will still testify before the committee about last month's deadly attack on the embassy in libya. petraeus was supposed to testify about benghazi this week. >>> a deadly night in northeast washington has four people in the hospital. it stems from a triple stabbing and a shooting just three miles apart. th
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Nov 6, 2012 6:00am EST
voters. the calls are also cropping up in north carolina and florida. >>> the news 4 i-team is monitoring any voting problem you find at the polls today. call the i-team tip line at 202-8 202-885-4444. >>> it is coming up on 6:07 right now. information to take to heart for some people who rely on daily multivitamins. >>> 6:10. check out the gorgeous glimpse of the sun on the horizon. earlier sunlight time. enjoy it. >> 36 degrees right now. you will have to deal with the cold out there. time for weather and traffic on the ones. here's storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein. >> good morning. >>> sunrise about a half hour away. reagan national on the warm waters of the potomac is at 35. that's the warm spot. we have a gentle breeze thankfully at 5 miles an hour. elsewhere it's in the 20s. here's the hometown forecast for morningside, prince george's county by 8:00, 8:30 this morning. still hovering around the freezing mark with a few clouds in and out. partly cloudy to sunny by the lunch hour. by then, the mid-40s. here's the hour by hour forecast for the whole region. this morni
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Nov 11, 2012 10:30am EST
to 17/21. mostly african-americans in the northern part of the state. here is the state of florida. you want to know how president obama one the state of florida, look at this went from 71/29 white to non-white to 67/34. all of this growth was non-cuban hispanic bus a few notes on the hispanic vote, the president won kuhns. that is something that actually has got lost in all of this yes, did he really well hispanics in florida in general and overall but he won cubans, third generation cubans. they weren't there for the bay of pigs, they don't think about hating kennedy and the democrats the way those first two generation. finally, i want to show you this mapship. a map of the top seine ten state buys population with hispanics in it the top ten, the ones in blue are the ones the president won, the two in red with the two mitt romney won. republicans, watch out, these two are next. i would say arizona will be in the battleground in 2016. texas, joaquin may have a different -- probably not quite because texas republicans a long time ago saw this and they have tried to adjust. by the w
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Nov 2, 2012 4:30am EDT
nbc 4, at 8:00. all of the proceeds go to the red cross. >>> 4:57. one florida woman proving are you never too old to do anything, including vote. for the first time in her life, 99-year-old rosy lewis cast a ballot yesterday. she was just seven years old when the 19th amendment pass the, giving women the right to vote. lewis was in the 50s when jim crow laws abolished. she is a huge fan of president obama. >>> veterans and their spouses looking for a job may get their break today. the u.s. chamber of commerce holding a hiring our heroes job fair. more than 70 employers will be at joint base anacostia-bolling. runs from 11:00 until 2:00 it has helped find jobs for more than 10,000 veterans and their families. >> great effort there, great service. let's hope veterans get jobs. >>> news 4 continues right now at 5:00 a.m. stay with us. >>> it is not safe there and nowhere else. >> i don't care about your house, i would rather care about your life. >>> a long week for millions, tensions build as the northeast tried to return to normalcy while city leaders try to manage public safety.
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Nov 15, 2012 4:00am EST
the thunder. >>> in college basketball, eric murphy of number 10 florida was a perfect ten for ten from the field for 24 points as the gators pulled away and rolled over number 22 wisconsin, 74-56. >>> well to baseball now where tampa bay's david price was voted the american league cy young award winner with 20 wins this season. >>> and 38-year-old r.a. dickey who won 28 games for the mets won the cy young award. he's the first knuckle ball pitcher to win the award. >>> missy franklin of colorado won four gold medals at the london olympics. she holds the world record in the 400 meter backstroke. she signed a letter of intent to go to the university of california at berkeley before competing in the 2016 games in rio de janeiro. >>> and in oklahoma, talk about heartwarming here. a 9-year-old boy who loves sports named jason smith jr. has muscular dystrophy. he's confined to a wheelchair. that's not going to stop him. his twin brother plays football and their father who coaches a team put him in the game and a teammate pushed him all the way to the end zone for a touchdown. >> it was
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Nov 6, 2012 4:30am EST
producing rain in georgia, alabama, and parts of south carolina, and florida. does look like it's going to track off the coast. latest trend now is farther east off the coast, which is really great news for us. we're probably not going to get a lot of precipitation out of it. let's break it down for you and look at the time line. tuesday, 3:00 p.m., no problems. just some clouds around. then by wednesday at 5:00 in the morning, might have chilly rain along the atlantic seaboard. as we get into the early afternoon hours, maybe 1:00, 2:00, might have a little wet snow in this lavender zone here east of i-95 mixing in with some of the rain, and that tracks farther east as we get into the evening hours at 6:00 p.m. on wednesday. much of the area west of us, no precipitation as well as much of the d.c. metro area. i-95 east, that mix of rain and snow. probably no snow accumulation. just a mix of dusting in grassy areas. does look like a lot of it is going to be missing in jersey and new york and could be impacting new england. for the morning commute, cold, dress warmly. get out your warm wi
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Nov 9, 2012 4:00am EST
the indy defense came up big in a 27-10 win. >>> to college football, number 10 florida state made a dramatic fourth quarter comeback with under a minute to go scoring on a 39-yard touchdown pass and the seminoles won a squeaker over virginia tech, 28-22. >>> just ahead, bond is back. we're real excited about that. and a new take on an old president. >>> plus, "twilight" mania is in full swing. >>> the often forgotten victims of a hurricane disaster get a big boost after hurricane sandy. you're watching "early today." >>> welcome back to "early today." time to take you through your weekend forecast. things to watch, the east coast. watch your temperatures jump. in the middle of the country, watch the wet weather arrive. let me take you through it. today the worst of it in montana and idaho. as we go into saturday, the big storm in the west begins to shift into the northern plains. showers even possibly thunderstorms on that cold front from the areas of minnesota south wards down towards kansas city and then the storm is in the cold front and it really surges across the country as we
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Nov 14, 2012 7:00pm EST
, florida, is now a big part of the story involving several big names. tonight, she is clearly attempting to clear her own. we begin here tonight in the studio with nbc's andrea mitchell, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian, tonight, new details emerged on how the anonymous e-mails that paula broadwell sent to a tampa woman, who knew two four-star generals, david petraeus, and john allen, set off a chain of events, even as the president spoke for the first time about the scandal at his news conference, the president went out of his way to praise petraeus. >> he has provided this country an extraordinary service. we are safer because of the work that david petraeus has done. >> reporter: as paula broadwell remained in washington and staying with her brother and still not talking, officials say the investigation was triggered in may, when general john allen received an e-mail called "kelley patrol." sources say they warned the general to stay ay from her, that she could ruin them, e-mails that were forwarded to her on the account she shares with her husband, scott, thi
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Nov 4, 2012 9:00am EST
. the number of votes that changed the course of american history. newscaster: florida is too close to call... anncr: the difference between what was... and what could have been. so this year, if you're thinking that your vote doesn't count. that it won't matter. well, back then, there were probably at least 537 people... who felt the same way. make your voice heard. vote. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. harder? will we come together after tuesday? >>> with the holiday shopping season right around the corner, shoppers are discovering some stores are increasing online options. target and toys r us are trying to steer customers away from sites like amazon and back to their sites. price matching, layaway, free shipping, anything to make sure that they remain the retailer. >> brick-and-mortar retailers have rents to pay. they need to incentivize consumers to visit the store. >> target is offering qr codes to see if stores are available online when not on the shelves ma. >> your big thing, you won't buy anything online if it's not free shipping. >> that's tr
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Nov 8, 2012 6:00am EST
missing? florida is still undecided. election workers are counting the ballots still. they blame the problem on a lengthy ballot which contained 11 state constitutional amendment questions. they also received thousands of absentee ballots which take longer to count. some voters who had to wait in line for hours to cast their ballots say there weren't even enough machines or poll workers. >> this wasn't only a presidential election. a lot of other stuff that still needs to be voted on, so people stand in line, they stay there. >>> tom is tracking a storm that hit the northeast overnight. we'll tell you who got the worst of it. >>> on first glance, it looks like a picture of earth. but what makes a new planet so super? >>> and next, the parents getting a little too much enjoyment out of >>> thanks a lot, mom and dad. a little girl was posing for a picture at the zoo when a lion decided to get a little closer look. it snuck up behind her. look at her posing for the picture. then she turns out, she screams, slams on the glass and then skips away. at least she slammed on the glass. the li
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